Have you noticed the small gift shop on the Upper Mall of Centre Court Shopping Centre next to Wimbledon Station? It’s open mostly between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, but over the last few months a little bit more?
Fayre & Square Wimbledon is a community project run by volunteers, and is a small independent project partly self-funded by renting space out to small local businesses and craftspeople, who also contribute a commission and volunteering time. The perfect place to get hold of unique handmade items made by local artists, some of which can be personalised! It is an Aladdin’s cave of original cards, pottery, crocheted items, hand painted, sewn or decoupaged gifts. The baby gifts are incredibly popular, as are the original glass art and hand poured soya candles. Continue reading this article on our blog to learn more about their employability scheme which helps individuals with any perceived barriers to employment, and hear about some of their wonderful success stories.